Injured as armed attackers open fire on bank security staff in Morang

A security guard was injured after shots were fired as armed assailants attempted to break into a private bank in Dhanpalthan Rural Municipality, Morang District on Monday.

Police said a group of four to five attackers shot Sital Kunwar, the security guard of Rangeli Municipality, as he tried to break into the Barsiya Bazaar branch of Citizens Bank.

District Police Bureau spokesperson DSP Dipak Shrestha informed that Kunwar was undergoing treatment at Neuro Hospital in Biratnagar.

Doctors involved in the treatment informed that Kunwar was shot in the back of the neck.

Local witnesses say the attackers fired three shots as they attempted to breach the bank.

Shrestha said police arrested three people, who were on the run after the incident, from the Nepal-India border area.

The police opened fire on the attackers and one of them was shot in the leg.

Among those arrested, two are Indian nationals and a resident of Biratnagar, police said.

Shrestha informed that the police are questioning those arrested at the Rangeli area police station and that an investigation is underway.

Authorities have yet to determine the extent of the theft by the perpetrators, Shrestha said.